Apple's launch of a smartwatch with cellular capabilities helped the company regain the lead for wrist-based wearables in the third quarter, shipping 3.9 million smartwatches compared to Xiaomi's 3.6 million and Fitbit's 3.5 million.
Jason Low added that "In China, customers with high expectations are being driven away by the service disruption fiasco in the country. Besides bringing in more stock, operators should work on improving their remote service provisioning systems to cater for the expected higher demand in Q4", says Low.
Samsung, Apple and Huawei, the top three smartphone vendors by volume in Q3 2017, have positioned smartwatches to complement their premium smartphones. Looking out to the current fourth quarter, the research firm said vendors are expecting a strong three month period with new smartwatches including improved health tracking features and a longer battery life driving demand.
"Apple and Samsung are increasing user stickiness and brand loyalty by adopting an ecosystem strategy, which includes wearables and audio accessories".
Here's how long you have left to spend your old £10 notes
Its days have been numbered since the new polymer tenner, depicting author Jane Austen, entered circulation in September. The Bank of England has revealed that the old paper note featuring Charles Darwin will expire on 1 March 2018.
An expensive and clunky-looking watch that can't tell you the time* is once again clear victor in the failing smart wearables space.
Credit Suisse Charged by New York State Department
The state said Credit Suisse predicted that the algorithm would generate about $2 million in profits in 2013. The company said it would record a pretax charge related to the settlement in its fiscal fourth quarter.
Hackers can 'talk to your children' through connected toys
Which? is asking all retailers - such as Argos, Amazon ad Toys R Us - to stop selling smart toys with known security problems. It found that as the toy had no authentication protections, hackers could send a child voice messages and receive answers.
Pixel 2 XL Can't Get Their Display Right
Now, it has come to light that the device's camera isn't playing nice when it comes to surroundings with LED lights on. The Pixel 2 rear camera picks up major banding when taking photos in LED lighting.
Supermarket prices rising at fastest rate in 4 years
Tesco saw sales growth of 2.3 per cent as its market share dipped to 28.0 per cent, down 0.2 percentage points on previous year . Sales at Aldi increased by 13.1 per cent, advancing the retailer's market share to 6.7 per cent.
Group Lotus owner snaps up flying auto maker
In recent months the company has been aggressively scaling up its engineering force in preparation of the acquisition from Geely. It produces the Transition flying vehicle and also develops technologies for automated hybrid flying cars, like the TF-X.